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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The final day of horse racing at Hollywood Park has come.

The $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds will be the last race Sunday before the 75-year-old track in Inglewood closes for good.

The 260-acre track that hosted Seabiscuit and the first Breeders' Cup in 1984 will be turned into a housing and retail development starting next year.

It's the second major California racetrack to close since 2008, when Bay Meadows near San Francisco was shuttered after 74 years to make way for a similar development.

Hollywood Park opened in 1938 under the direction of movie moguls Jack and Harry Warner.

Some of the sport's fixtures began at Hollywood Park and spread throughout the industry, including Sunday racing, which debuted in 1973, and fan giveaways.

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